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    DJ Newbie

    I want to get into the bmx/dirt jump/urban/trail thing.

    I rode lots of BMX when I was younger. Problem is, I'm now 6' 3"-6' 4"ish.

    Are any of these Dirt Jump/Urban bikes going to fit me? I don't really want to waste my money if they're too small...

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    A 26" mountain bike style DJ/UA style bike would fit you just fine. The geometry is a bit different but it's still largely the same game and BMX. At 6' 2" DJ bikes fit me much the same way (with some differences) my BMX bikes did when I was about 5' 11".

    If you have a local dealer that has some DJs in stock you should see if they will let you try them. I checked out a 24" cruiser style DJ, a 24" BMX style DJ, and a 26" mountain bike style DJ. the 26" has more "room" and a greater feeling of control.

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    I just don't feel comfortable on the BMX bikes anymore. Wayyy too little.

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    Would a Diamondback Response be okay for dirt jumping? I found one that's been upgraded from all the crappy parts.

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    That is not a DJ frame. It will snap pretty quickly.

    What is your price range? that will be the best way for us to get started in advising you.

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    i don't know. it looks like a pretty well-built frame to me.

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    "dj frame for a tall guy"
    dj frame for tall guy

    new b ? bike setup for DJ
    new b ? bike setup for DJ

    Advice needed: $1000 budget for my first dj
    Advice needed: $1000 budget for my first dj

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    Quote Originally Posted by 907guitaristbikerguy
    i don't know. it looks like a pretty well-built frame to me.
    sure, for a recreation mountain bike. Jumping and urban assault puts a hell of a lot more stress and strain on a frame than going over bumps in a path.

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    you would probably be best suited to go over to Ebay and try to find a bike off their. I just bought a used Specialized P1 from a bike store for $230, they replaced the rear hub, rear wheel, and new set of tires to sell it and a once over on the rest. The bike isnt perfect by no means aesthetically but the frame and drivetrain is sound.

    For a starter you are probably a bit worried spending $1200 on a new DJ, it would be worth it but knowing you are going to be dropping, casing, and crashing as you learn a used bike would be best suited IMHO.

    As far as size you are going to want a 26" bike for sure, also a "Long" frame as well.
    '06 Specialized P1 (Urban, Single Speed)
    '09 Specialized FSR Expert (Trail)
    '10 Trek 1.2 (Road)

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